Postural Modifications for Lower Back Pain

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  • vtp Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 155 lbs
    • 5' 11"
    • california
    07
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, under 1 month
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Somewhat
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? No pain
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, McKenzie Method, Strengthening Exercises, Other, Heat, Supportive Shoes, Brace, Rest, Physical Therapy, Walking/Hiking,

    Mckenzie Method works great for my neck - used many, many times.
    Mckenzie Method is working great for my back, when I finally was really careful to use most of its many techniques and advice points pretty much properly.
    Also, I believe being more properly in line with my Heavenly Father's plan, is probably the most important aspect to my recovery of all.
    In addition, rest, heat, temporary avoidance of bending, lifting; also continued physical activity gradually increasing, improved posture, limited sitting, standing, lumbar supports, proper posture in getting into and out of bed and when lifting, etc (God, Mckenzie, Posture, Activity and ...)


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  • Bineke Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 126 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • White River Junction, VT 05001
    25
    Jun2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Johanna Haze
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 1
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little bit
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? A little bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, most of the pain is in my leg
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 1-2 Hours
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position Much better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach No pain
    • Walk with no pain 1 mile
    • Sitting without back pain 1 Hour
    • Standing without back pain 10 minutes
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Gokhale Method, Swimming, John Sarno, Mattress Change, Meditation, Supportive Shoes, Rest, Acupuncture, Walking/Hiking,
      Not Improved
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation

    I am retired, but generally very active. Standing and walking for longer than a few minutes still brings up severe sciatic pain in my left leg. This condition has not improved since surgery for the removal of a bone spur on Dec.12. None of the treatments have relieved the pain thus far. However I am devoted to the Gokhale method and intend to adopt the new ways for the rest of my life. I thus far have not noticed any change in walking, but I do notice that I can stand longer when at home performing common activities such as brushing teeth etc. I still need a stool to sit on when cooking but shorter episodes of standing are ok, especially in the first half of the day. Before the pain started in May of 2017 I led a most active life with all the physical activity I liked to do, including crosscountry skiing and hiking.I would love to know if there is any record of sciatic pain records relating to the Gokhale Method.
    May 15. I just started pt last week, 3 p.w. Pt noticed that anteverted pelvis position as advised in the Ghokale Method seems to be contraindicated in my case. For instance pain is less when I stand with my right good leg somewhat more back than my left leg. This results in standing more in a tuck position. She also gave me a pelvis tuck exercise while laying down.
    My acupunctionist also suggested this week I stretch my back into a tucked position by squatting and getting into a bow position.
    I recently started learning about the Sarno Method, I received an extensive program to follow, which makes much sense. I wish I had heard about that long before because it is the most holistic viewpoint and approach that I know about. I have high hopes that this will help me get over the chronic pain, in conjunction with the exercises given by my PT


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 113 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • Sandy, Utah
    20
    Jun2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 3
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Never
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? A little bit
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1/2 mile
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position Much worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Discomforting
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Spondylolisthesis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Strengthening Exercises, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Postural Modifications, Mattress Change, Gokhale Method, Walking/Hiking, Stretching, Opioids, Physical Therapy, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Rest, Acetaminophen, Heat,
      Not Improved
      Acupuncture, Yoga, Meditation, Supplements, Oral corticosteroids, Traction

    Back and knee pain keep me from hiking and doing other strenuous exercise. I walk and use a stationary bike. I do the exercises I learned in physical therapy and in the Gokhale Method. I think the Gokhale Method has helped me some. It's only been a month since I've had the foundations class. It's been recommended that I have a spinal ablation for my arthritic back and two knee replacements


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  • Ary Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 108 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Norton, MA
    18
    Jun2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver PT
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little bit
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, for over a year
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Never
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? A little bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1/2 mile
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Discomforting
    • Walk with no pain 4-8 blocks
    • Sitting without back pain 1 Hour
    • Standing without back pain 2-3 hours
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain, Hip-pain, Insomnia, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Mattress Change, Swimming, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Medical Marijuana,